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  • ! I never knew there was a British Museum underground station, let alone a closed one.

    December 1, 2008

  • Indeed, sarra, neither did I. These abandoned/permanently closed stations are sometimes used for movie shoots. For more info and photos, you can click here.

    December 1, 2008

  • "Bird Songs"?!

    December 2, 2008

  • Yes, Pro! I'll find the citation.

    December 2, 2008

  • One of the best-known cases of regional and local variations is the song of the chaffinch… Southern French birds in Dapuhiné showed… a spirited version with a stressed ending of the type known as “British Museum” (since it is supposed to resemble these words).

    — E.M. Nicholson and Ludwig Koch, Songs of Wild Birds (1936)

    December 2, 2008